Brontosaurus parvus Peterson and Gilmore 1902 (diplodocid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Diplodocidae

Alternative combinations: Apatosaurus parvus, Elosaurus parvus

Full reference: O. A. Peterson and C. W. Gilmore. 1902. Elosaurus parvus: a new genus and species of the Sauropoda. Annals of Carnegie Museum 1:490-499

Belongs to Brontosaurus according to E. Tschopp et al. 2015

See also Carpenter and McIntosh 1994, Gilmore 1936, Huene 1927, McIntosh 1981, McIntosh 1990, Peterson and Gilmore 1902, Steel 1970 and Upchurch et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Brontosaurus excelsus, Brontosaurus yahnahpin

Type specimen: CM 566, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Carnegie Quarry E, Sheep Creek, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian lacustrine horizon in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (3: Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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